Interview with Meadow Murphy

What do you read for pleasure?
I read mainly romance novels. I tend to stick with one Author when I find something I like.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I think that's where I'm weak. I love writing but don't love marketing. I hope word of mouth begins to work for me as more people hear of my book.
Describe your desk
I have a beautiful veneer dark wood desk that my very supportive husband bought for me. It's so fancy, it would be something you would see in a Lawyer's office. I also have a Beautiful Chandelier.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Mississauga and I don't feel it had much of an influence over my writing. I feel my experiences and what I've read in the past have influenced me more.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Chanel St. Clare unknowingly falls in love with her best friend with benefits. No matter how hard she tries to sever their ties, she's not able to, and it begins to destroy her new relationship with Dr. Bradley Hart.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Shadonna Richards, I wanted to get a book on a Chapter's Book Shelf. But the goal has changed significantly. I love hearing people say that they couldn't put my book down. I feel that is the ultimate compliment to a writer.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
It has helped to get my book out there for more people to see. It is easy to make changes and adjustments, and is user friendly.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Finishing the book and again, having someone say that they couldn't put it down.
What do your fans mean to you?
They are who I write for so everything!
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My children and husband.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I'm caring for my two children and working as a nurse.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I go to New York Times best-sellers.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I wrote a story in high school about a person who hurt themselves at the Eatons Centre in Toronto Ontario. It made the school paper. Then I wrote about my husband's car and it got published in The Toronto Star. I also wrote about our house builder that got published in New In Homes.
What is your writing process?
You don't want to know.
How do you approach cover design?
Self Publishing Covers has a wide variety of covers and they work with you until they get it right.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
All of them.
What are you working on next?
I am working on a love saga of two teenaged who get paired up in figure skating.
Who are your favorite authors?
E.L. James, Colleen Hoover, Abbi Glines
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I read the Ramona series by Beverly Cleary. They impacted me because I carried the same name as the character.
Published 2014-11-23.
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Books by This Author

Kiss and Cry Part 3
Price: $3.19 USD. Words: 68,390. Language: Canadian English. Published: March 8, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Adult
In an attempt to find his way back into his ex-girlfriends life, Adam offers Dalia a job directing her own television show! Global executives insist Adam hires Dalia's ex-husband and figure skating partner Ryan to work with her on the show as tensions come to a head in the conclusion of Kiss and Cry.
Kiss and Cry Part 2
Price: $3.19 USD. Words: 50,530. Language: Canadian English. Published: March 4, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » New adult
Life returned to normal when Dalia and Ryan returned from the Olympics, only for the battle of Dalia's affections to begin in Part two of this epic trilogy!
What Happened in Vegas, Didn't Stay in Vegas Part 2
Price: $3.19 USD. Words: 46,690. Language: Canadian English. Published: February 13, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Nick and Chanel's daughter Meadow promises loyalty to her fiancé while he's away until she meets Ben a porter at the hospital!
Kiss and Cry
Price: Free! Words: 45,630. Language: Canadian English. Published: January 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
Dalia is forced to choose between Adam the hottest guy in school or Ryan a gorgeous stranger who promises to make all of her dreams come true. No matter which direction she chooses, there will be a price to pay. The first book in a series.
What Happened in Vegas: Didn't Stay In Vegas!
Price: $3.19 USD. Words: 59,240. Language: American English. Published: March 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Bradley asked Chanel if she went alone, she failed to mention that Nick followed her there.